Alas, earlier versions of my program have a bug that lets
it fail to read follow-up clusters of the root directory on
FAT32 formatted devices. If the root directory occupies
more than one cluster and you try to sort it with option
"Remove Deleted Entries" checked, this can lead to
entries in follow-up clusters of the root directory not being
accessible anymore (see History / Bugfixes
section at the end of the Readme file
Therefore, please only use version
build 0.7.458.4 / v0.7 beta RC2
and above where this bug has been fixed.
Thanks to Fernand De Decker from Belgium for pointing this out.
FAT Reader v0.7 beta / RC2
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FAT Reader is a little program written in
VB .NET that lets you sort the file and folder entries of a
FAT file system, giving you complete control of their order.
It is useful for MP3 Media Players, Digital Photo Albums and all
other devices that do not provide a function to change the play
list order, but also for everyone who simply want things to be
in the order they choose and not in the order that the system
forces upon them.
Unlike some other FAT Sorting Tools that I found on the internet,
mine not only has a GUI, but can also do real sorting on the
filesystem level. And because it communicates with the device
drivers, it should be able to handle all drives that Windows
recognizes as FAT, be it MP3 player, USB stick or harddisk,
even mounted TrueCrypt volumes work.
- Sorts both files and folders, not limited to certain
devices or filetypes
- Does not use 'tricks' like moving files to temporary
folders or renaming them
- Should work on all NT-based Windows versions
- It's free...
Just unzip the contents of the archive into a folder of your
choice and you are good to go. If you don't know how to create
a shortcut for it by yourself, please check out the
Microsoft Knowledge Base.
If you get a message about insufficient rights upon startup, right-click
on the program icon, choose "Properties" - "Compatibility"
and check "Run As Administrator".
For detailled information how to use the program, please refer to the
file (also included in the .ZIP archive).